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Cute Valentine’s Sayings from People in History

Throughout history, there have been some great one liners, poems and sayings. Below are some of those great sayings that can be used on Valentine’s Day.

To love oneself is the beginning of a life-long romance.
- Oscar Wilde

If you would be loved, love and be lovable.
- Benjamin Franklin

At the touch of Love every one becomes a poet.
- Plato

“Love is something eternal, The aspect may change, But not the essence.”
- Vincent Van Gogh

Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness.
- Bertrand Russell

The best love affairs are those we never had.
- Norman Lindsay

If it is your time, love will track you down like a cruise missile.
- Lynda Barry

If you judge people, you have no time to love them.

- Mother Teresa

Remove the temptation of idleness and cupids bow is useless
- Ovid

Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind; And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.
- William Shakespeare

Love to faults is always blind,
Always is to joy inclined.
Lawless, winged, and unconfined,
And breaks all chains from every mind.
- William Shakespeare

If music be the food of love, play on.
- William Shakespeare

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5 Homemade Valentine’s Day Cards for Kids Made Fun and Easy!

On February 14th, celebrating love and affection between family and friends can be fun. Valentine’s Day is a great time of year to do crafts with your kids. What better way to celebrate the holiday than by making homemade cards with your children? Below are some fun and easy ideas to get you started.

Fun and Easy Valentine Cards for Kids to Make

Items needed:

Idea # 1 Instructions:

  1. Cut out identical hearts in red or pink.
  2. Cut out smaller hearts in green.
  3. Arrange the red or pink together to make a flower. Glue the flower to one end of the straw.
  4. Glue the leaves (green hearts) to the straw in the same way.

Idea # 2 Instructions:

  1. Use a pencil to trace around your hand onto construction paper, and then cut out the traced shape.
  2. On one side, decorate with heart stickers and add a message like “Aren’t you sweet!” or “Be mine, sweet valentine.” On the other side, write who the card is to and from.

Idea # 3 Instructions:

  1. On the white paper, draw 3 flowers in any way want. Use a pink finger print for the center of the flower, and add purple or red fingerprints around the outside as petals.
  2. For the roses, dip a finger in pink paint and another in purple. Swirl the two fingers together in a spiral so the colors mix.
  3. Fold the card in half. Cut out the flowers and glue the white paper strip down the front of the card.

Idea # 4 Instructions:

  1. With your glue or glitter glue stick, draw a heart shape on your card. Younger children might like to draw a heart shape in pencil first, then trace over with glue. You can embellish your heart with swirls or decorate however you like.
  2. Sprinkle all over with glitter. Skip this step if you used a Glitter Glue Stick.
  3. Leave to dry and then shake off any excess glitter.

Idea # 5 Instructions:

  1. Fold each piece of paper in half.
  2. To make the two hearts you will need, cut one of the pieces of paper in half along the fold.
  3. Fold each of these pieces in half and cut along the fold.
  4. Draw half a heart on each (around the fold).
  5. Cut along the line you drew. This will make 2 hearts.
  6. Fold one of the hearts in half.
  7. Draw a small half-heart on the folded heart and cut along the lines. This forms the picture frame.
  8. Cut the photo to fit inside the heart frame.
  9. Assemble the picture frame by placing the center-less heart on the photo and gluing it down.
  10. Glue the solid heart to the front of the card. Decorate the front of the card with markers or crayons, or with tiny cut-out hearts.
  11. Cut two strips of paper (about 1 inch by 8 inches). Any color will do.
  12. Position the strips perpendicular to each other. Staple them together where they overlap.
  13. Fold one strip over the other, like an accordion or spring.
  14. Continue folding, making a springy strip.
  15. Tape the springy strip to the inside of the card.
  16. Tape the heart photo in the frame to the springy strip.
  17. Write a message on your card.

Homemade Valentines – But Don’t Eat Them!

One year, my son and I wanted to make a special Valentine for my husband.  It was a “lean” year – we didn’t have much money, we had recently moved, and I wasn’t feeling that well that year either (we found out two days later I was pregnant).  What we did have, though, was construction paper, markers and Conversation Heart candies

The first thing my son and I did was cut out the biggest heart we could from a red piece of construction paper.  The bigger it was, the better, in our opinion.  Then, we took our box of candy and poured it out on the table.  We started reading the hearts, and we came up with a letter to my husband that incorporated the heart candies as well.  It went something like this…(candy words are written in italics)

“Happy Valentine’s Day!  We love you so much.  The way you melt my {picture of a heart} makes us feel like an all star!  If I have my way today, we will all have an awesome time!  I hope you can be an angel and know that URA star in our eyes.”

Try creating your own sentiment of love this year.  While the card doesn’t last for long (lest the candies disintegrate!), it is on original and heartfelt way for a child to express his or her love for another person.

Easy Valentine Greetings

Its time to get a head start, thinking about that all-important February 14th.  Here’s a terrific quick tip I learned about creating a unique and original Valentine greeting.  Apply lip gloss or lipstick to your child’s lips, then have them kiss a piece of white paper.  Turn it into a Valentine card to give to grandparents, siblings, or just about anyone.  Sign it “Hugs and kisses”!

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